Saturday, April 24, 2010

Review: A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn

Book: A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
Genre: YA Fantasy
Rating: B+
For: Once Upon a Time Challenge (fairy tale book)
From: bought it

There's not a whole lot to say about this book. It was a fun light-hearted re-telling of Sleeping Beauty. There's a pretty snotty princess who lives in a castle around about the 1700's. She pricks her finger on the eve of her 16th birthday and falls asleep, along with the rest of the village.

Sound familiar so far?

Then it jumps to the modern day. Jack and his buddy are on tour in Europe and they ditch the tour bus and head off on their own to find a beach. They get lost, end up fighting their way through a huge wall of brambles, whereupon, they discover the sleeping village and of course, the princess.

From there, things divert quite a bit from our familiar story. Jack takes the princess, who somehow he has kissed awake, with him back to America. Life gets interesting for both of them then, and they've got to figure out what solution is best for the story to end happily ever after, as all fairy tales should!

It was fun. It was cheesy. It was just what I needed after a couple of deep, dark, torturous (literally) books.

Author Alex Flinn's website.
And her blog here.

Other Reviews:

Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf
SherMeree's Musings
Juiciliciousss Reviews
Katie's Bookshelf


  1. Cheesy can be great. I love retelling simply to see what an author's new take on the original ends up being.

  2. I really liked Beastly by Alex Flinn. Maybe I'll have to pick this one up. I didn't know she had a new book!

  3. I just read Beastly as well, so I'm kind of in a happy, cheesy retelling kind of mood.



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